Problem

Alarmism

Other Names:
Scaremongering
Nature:

Alarmism is excessive or exaggerated alarm about a real or imagined threat, such as the increases in deaths from an infectious disease. In the news media, alarmism can be a form of yellow journalism where reports sensationalise a story to exaggerate small risks.

Narrower Problems:
Doom-mongering
Values:
Alarming
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Societal Problems Emergencies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Date of last update
08.12.2017 – 00:52 CET